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Monday 24 December 2001, Christmas Eve

It was Monday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was George W. Bush (Republican). In that special week of December people in US were listening to How You Remind Me by Nickelback. In UK Gotta Get Thru This by Daniel Bedingfield was in the top 5 hits. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, directed by Peter Jackson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2001 while The Sigma Protocol by Robert Ludlum was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Black Books. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Diablo II: Lord of Destruction or X-Men: Reign of Apocalypse.
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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last months ?

Black Books

Written by: Dylan Moran

Starring: Dylan Moran, Bill Bailey, Tamsin Greig

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Smush

Starring: Ken Ober, Lisa Dergan, Michael Bellavia, Ethan T. Berlin

Country: United States

Nissene på låven

Starring: Espen Eckbo, Trond Fausa, Eivind Sander, Nikis Theophilakis

Country: Norway

The Living Century

Starring: Jack Lemmon

Country: United States

Justice League

Written by: Bob Kane, William M. Marston, Joe Shuster, Jerry Siegel, Gardner Fox, Christopher Keenan

Starring: Carl Lumbly, George Newbern, Phil LaMarr, Kevin Conroy

Country: United States

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

Directed by: Peter Jackson

Starring: Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, Orlando Bloom

Country: United States

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Black Hawk Down

Directed by: Ridley Scott

Starring: Josh Hartnett, Ewan McGregor, Tom Sizemore

Country: United States

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A Beautiful Mind

Directed by: Ron Howard

Starring: Russell Crowe, Ed Harris, Jennifer Connelly

Country: United States

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Vanilla Sky

Directed by: Cameron Crowe

Starring: Tom Cruise, Penlope Cruz, Cameron Diaz

Country: United States

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Not Another Teen Movie

Directed by: Joel Gallen

Starring: Chyler Leigh, Jaime Pressly, Chris Evans

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 24 December 2001 ?

Holidays:
  • December 24 is celebrated as the day before Christmas, thus called Christmas Eve.
  • It is the day when food is traditionally set out for Santa Claus and his reindeer. Children around the world are urged to go to bed early so they are not awake when he arrives.
  • In Hungary, Finland, Denmark, Sweden, Iceland, Norway, the Czech Republic and Slovakia among others, this is the day that presents are exchanged and opened.
  • The Declaration of Christmas Peace takes place in the Old Great Square of Turku, Finland's official Christmas City, according to old traditions dating back to the Middle Ages.
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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in December 2001?

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Closing In -- Dec. 24, 2001
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.9823
  • EW: Entertainment Weekly: no.631632

Books

Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?

The Sigma Protocol

By: Robert Ludlum

Ben Hartman is vacationing in Zurich, Switzerland when he chances upon his old friend Jimmy Cavanaugh―a madman who's armed and programmed to assassinate.

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Bias

By: Bernard Goldberg

In his nearly thirty years at CBS News, Emmy Award–winner Bernard Goldberg earned a reputation as one of the preeminent reporters in the television news business.

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Last Man Standing

By: David Baldacci

Web London was trained to penetrate hostile ground and come out alive. Then ten seconds in a dark alley cost him everything: his friends, his fellow agents, his reputation.

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The Fiery Cross

By: Diana Gabaldon

The dazzling fifth volume of Diana Gabaldon’s extraordinary Outlander saga, featuring 18th-century Scotsman James Fraser and his 20th-century time-traveling wife, Claire Randall. The year is 1771, and war is coming.

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Diablo II: Lord of Destruction

Platform: Microsoft Windows, Mac OS, Mac OS X

Genre: Action role-playing game

Publisher: NA Blizzard Entertainment

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Druuna: Morbus Gravis

Druuna: Morbus Gravis

Publisher: Microïds

Formula One Arcade

Formula One Arcade

Platform: PlayStation

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment Europe

Max Payne

Platform: Microsoft Windows PlayStation 2 Xbox Mac OS Game Boy Advance PlayStation 3 Xbox 360 iOS Android

Genre: Third-person shooter

Publisher: Rockstar Games

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X-Men: Reign of Apocalypse

Platform: Game Boy Advance

Genre: Beat 'em up

Publisher: Activision

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